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Beverly Arts Center gets sizable donation

Bill Joan Baffes (seated) family recently presented Beverly Arts Center with $125000 gift kick off center's fundraising challenge. Also present

Bill and Joan Baffes (seated) and family recently presented the Beverly Arts Center with a $125,000 gift to kick off the center's fundraising challenge. Also present were Tom Baffes (back, from left), Chrissy Baffes Steiner, Katie Baffes Coderre, Terri Baffes Winkler, Jane Baffes and Mike Winkler. | Supplied photo

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Updated: January 23, 2014 6:03AM



The Beverly Arts Center received a gift of $125,000 at a recent fundraising event from the Baffes Family, of County Fair, an independent grocery in Chicago’s Beverly community.

The donation put the center well on its way to meeting its fundraising goal of more than $2 million in one year.

The Baffes family is celebrating 50 years of serving area communities at County Fair, 10800 S. Western Ave., Chicago.

The BAC program included Laurel Harris, of the Broadway in Chicago cast of “Wicked,” performing “The Wizard and I” for an audience of more than 350 guests.

The not-for-profit Beverly Arts Center, 2407 W. 111th St., Chicago, was founded in 1968. The regional facility provides multicultural and multidiscipline fine arts education and programming for all ages.

For more information, visit www.beverlyartcenter.org.

Staff report



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